Help! I'm Drowning

This session will provide a unique opportunity for sea-level rise to be discussed at three various scales by experts approaching this timely issue in different ways. Shaun O’Rourke, Chief Resiliency Officer for the State of Rhode Island will discuss his on-going efforts at the state level by focusing on sea-level rise, urban heat and flooding. Barnaby Evans, founding-artist of internationally acclaimed WaterFire, will share his work at the city level by touting sea-level rise mitigation as an economic development tool. Stephanie Zurek of Union Studio Architects will highlight on-going work at the neighborhood level by sharing the impact of sea-level rise on historic Newport, RI from previously published “Keeping History Above Water.”

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Event Time: 

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Room / Location: 

Harbor 3

Experience Level: 

2 (some prior experience/knowledge helpful)

CEU Information: 

BOS18-115 - AIA 1.5 LU/HSW; GBCI pending

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